The fox, the spider’s web, the frog — Supreme Court’s new president was rocking badges before it was cool
Lord Sumption’s wild hair, Lord Hughes’ rosy red cheeks, ex-president Lord Neuberger’s distinctive slouch — there’s certain things about the Supreme Court justices you can’t help but notice.
For new president Lady Hale, her brooches are her shtick. It’s rare to see the University of Manchester academic turned top judge without one. Here are 12 of our favourites.
1. The frog brooch
This mighty breastpin was worn by Hale as she heard a recent case on the ‘but for’ test. Who else could rock an emerald green, amphibian-themed brooch quite like Hale?
2. The centipede brooch
— well loved stories (@ms_peaceweaver) October 17, 2016
This image is from Hale’s profile on the Supreme Court website, meaning readers may be particularly familiar with this spangler.
3. The gold butterfly brooch
Hale is giving us creepy crawly realness with this gold butterfly brooch.
4. The gingerbread man brooch
Or what we think is a gingerbread man anyway…
5. The less colourful, but still charming, frog brooch
In 2011 Baroness Hale, the most senior judge in the UK, lambasted the Garrick Club for not allowing women to join. pic.twitter.com/kead4yb0Xl
— Feminist Pics (@FeministPics) July 15, 2014
One from the archives.
6. The silver fire brooch
Which may actually be a bird?
7. The floral brooch
In the snap that rocketed Hale to Beyoncé stardom, the Oxbridge grad was spotted donning a floral-themed badge.
8. The fox brooch
Worn during now deceased justice Lord Toulson’s valedictory remarks was this sporting fox brooch.
9. The thing you don’t really know what it is but it’s pretty anyway brooch
another day, another lush Lady Hale brooch pic.twitter.com/9qnpBo6gDJ
— Katie King (@legalcheek_kk) June 19, 2017
It’s a fetching silver design, but we’re not sure what it’s meant to be.
10. The spider’s web brooch
Sad Halloween is over? Don a spider’s web brooch like Hale to keep the spookiness going 365 days a year.
11. The Supreme Court/butterfly combo brooch
— James Lee (@jamessflee) October 2, 2017
Supreme Court emblem in the middle, butterfly brooch on the left.
12. The beetle brooch
This colourful statement piece was donned by Hale earlier in her justice career, setting her up for brooch stardom.